The stars my destination
In this pulse-quickening novel, Alfred Bester imagines a future in which people "jaunte" a thousand miles with a single thought, where the rich barricade themselves in labyrinths and protect themselves with radioactive hit men--and where an inarticulate outcast is the most valuable and dangerous man alive.
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The still life in the star chamber came alive. The organist played, the librarian
sorted books, the secretary typed, the bartender shook drinks. It was spectacular;
and the impact, carefully calculated by industrial psychometrists, established ...
the door of the Star Chamber and Saul Dagenham was ushered in. Time was
when Dagenham was one of the Inner Planets' research wizards, a physicist with
inspired intuition, total recall, and a sixth-order computer for a brain. But there
The Moon? Terra again? Who knows. But we all know this: one more raid without
retaliation and we're lost." He glanced around the table. Against the ivory-and-
gold background of the Star Chamber of Castle Presteign, his face, all three faces
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Review: The Stars My DestinationUser Review - Bart - Goodreads
This book was published in 1956 – a time when traveling to the moon would still be science fiction for quite a few years. Many of its ideas were astonishing then and its plot of blind revenge ... Read full review